It's powerful stuff. You won't find two better guests - feminist pioneer and Ms. Magazine founder Gloria Steinem and Princeton University Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies Melissa Harris-Lacewell - to debate this polarizing topic. And you will learn a great deal, as I did.
Steinem discusses the intent behind her controversial New York Times op-ed piece and her dismay that the gender bashing of Clinton has descended into what are essentially pornographic treatments of the Senator. Harris-Lacewell calls Steinem out on what she finds racist about her statements, and reveals that her own op-ed piece at Slate has resulted in death threats against her and her daughter.
Steinem, to her credit, focuses on the end result and reminds us of the need for mutual respect, even in the most heated moments:
...[W]e have to win this election, and we have to win our humanity, in addition and along the way.... I refuse to be divided on this. It seems to me that ... fundamentally ... we have to keep talking and keep honoring each otherís opinions ...Yes, we must continue to honor each other's opinions. But first, we have to feel empowered to voice them.